My wife and I have been tandeming for three years. We have a Burley Rumba and are thinking about plunging into a da Vinci tandem. We are interested for two primary reason: Fit and the independent coasting.If we can get over the the sticker shock we (I) are debating following upgrades:
Headset to Chris King ($105)
Carbon front fork ($400)
da Vinci crank vs base vs Sugino Fuse ($175) from the base steel fork
Any insight will be greatly appreciated. I am working with a LBS and they are great but it would be nice to get some other input. We ride about once a week in (Michigan) 30-70 miles. We are not into the rides for speed. I’m 6’4” and experienced single rider, my stoker is 5’6” and only rides the tandem. Total weight ~400#.